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The House of Quark 

Quark is forced to marry a Klingon widow after he takes credit for the accidental death of her husband, the head of a powerful Klingon House.

Director:

Les Landau

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Avery Brooks ... Commander Sisko
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir (as Siddig El Fadil)
Terry Farrell ... Lieutenant Dax
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko (credit only)
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Nana Visitor ... Major Kira
Rosalind Chao ... Keiko O'Brien
Mary Kay Adams ... Grilka
Carlos Carrasco ... D'Ghor
Max Grodénchik ... Rom
Robert O'Reilly ... Gowron
Joseph Ruskin ... Tumek
John L. Bennett John L. Bennett ... Kozak (as John Lendale Bennett)
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Storyline

"War is good for business" is the 34th Rule of Acquisition, but Quark is not noticing it at all. His bar is almost empty now people are leaving the station in droves in fear of the Dominion. Only a drunk Klingon, Kozak, is left and he refuses to pay. He assaults Quark and dies while accidentally falling on his knife. When Quark sees curious crowds outside the bar, he gets a great idea. He decides to tell everyone he killed the Klingon in a great fight to increase business. Odo warns him this might be dangerous, but arrogantly Quark refuses to listen. First he gets a visit by Zadok's brother D'Ghor seeking confirmation he died an honorable death, then he has to confess the truth to widow Grilka. She kidnaps him and forces him to marry her to save the House of Kozak. Meanwhile, Keiko has to close the school because all the Bajoran children left. Chief O'Brien tries everything to cheer her up. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is one of Armin Shimerman's favorite episodes. See more »

Goofs

When Bashir and O'Brien are talking about the arboretum at the replimat, the hand that O'Brien uses to hold onto the PADD keeps changing as the camera angles switch back and forth. See more »

Quotes

Quark: [analyzing Grilka's finances] It's no accident your family's getting weaker and D'Ghor's family is getting stronger; he's been systematically attacking your family's assets for over five years now.
Grilka: You mean D'Ghor has been scheming and plotting like a F...?
Quark: Like a Ferengi!
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Light-hearted and a pretty funny.
20 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The House of Quark" is a very, very good episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" and it's among the best of the occasionally funny shows in the series. It all begins with a nasty Klingon drunk in Quark's. The place is empty aside from the drunk, Quark and his brother. When the Klingon cannot pay for the blood wine and demands more, Quark tries to eject the guy. Suddenly, the drunk pulls out a knife and tries to stab Quark. In the ensuing scuffle, the drunk falls and dies--stabbed with his own knife. Quark, being a real opportunist, decides to concoct a story about him being attacked and him taking the knife and killing the Klingon in combat! He THINKS this will increase traffic into the bar---and it does. But it also sucks him into the middle of a Klingon struggle for succession to the head of the dead drunk's family. Now, Quark suddenly finds himself married AND about to be killed!! How can he possibly extricate himself from this mess?!

The show is very well written and kept my attention. Even my oldest daughter, who is not a fan of the series, laughed at this one. Well done and worth seeing.


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